The Heritage Foundation’s solutions and communications strategies are receiving well-deserved attention this week from, of all places, the media.
Heritage’s Blueprint for Balance, the only comprehensive alternative budget plan from outside Congress, has set the terms for the debate on Capitol Hill. This leads Politico to call us “the right’s most influential think tank“:
The House Budget Committee has delayed consideration of a 2017 fiscal blueprint until March, as the panel’s chairman and House leadership try to craft a resolution that passes the muster of conservatives.
Further complicating Speaker Paul Ryan’s effort, the Heritage Foundation — the right’s most influential think-tank — unveiled a budget blueprint that goes far, far beyond anything Ryan is proposing when it comes to slashing government spending.
Heritage’s Blueprint would cut taxes by $1.3 trillion over the next decade, reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion, and begin to bring down federal debt, all while boosting the Pentagon’s budget.
“The point of the blueprint is both to educate the public but also to influence Congress and the presidential candidates,” Heritage’s Paul Winfree says.
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